Elimination of HIV from Genome Could Potentially Lead to Cure

Approximately 36.7 million people are infected with HIV around the world and more than 5,000 are infected each day. Where available, the disease is largely controllable through antiretroviral therapy (ART), but ART doesn’t actually eradicate copies of the HIV-1 proviral DNA from the genomes of infected cells. This means that if ART is ended, the HIV infection can come back and progress to AIDS.

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